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MWNN celebrates 20 years of strengthening local nonprofits

Joyce Kulhawik will serve as host of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network on Oct. 10.

Region – Arts advocate and cancer crusader Joyce Kulhawik will host the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network (MWNN) on Wednesday, Oct 10 at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury from 5:30  to 8:00 p.m.

The celebration will feature video, photographic, and in-person stories from local nonprofit leaders, volunteers and clients.  Informal awards will be given to individuals who have made an impact on the MetroWest nonprofit sector.  In addition to Kulhawik, Rick Jakious, the CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, will speak.  Festive hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be offered in the gala tent. Tickets ($35 per person) may be ordered through the organization’s website, www.metrowestnonprofit.org or at the door that evening.

“We are very proud to be celebrating 20 years of service to the nonprofit community,” said Ann Budner, board chair of MWNN. “What began as a small group of nonprofit leaders seeking connections with their local colleagues has turned into a vibrant professional development and support organization serving more than 500 professionals from 275 organizations annually. We connect at workshops, networking events and even online.  This event will be a wonderful opportunity for old friends and new to meet, celebrate our collective impact, and look to the future.”

Premier Sponsor of the event is Middlesex Savings Bank. Dana Neshe, an executive vice president of the bank, said, “The Middlesex Savings Bank is proud of its close relationship with MWNN. We have relied on the Network to provide technical assistance and educational opportunities for local nonprofits, enabling them to strengthen their programs, and improve their capacity to serve the region.”

Guiding Sponsor is The Sudbury Foundation.  Supporting Sponsors are The Metrowest Health Foundation, Braver PC, Fred Blau of Donor Action Nonprofit Software, Carla Cataldo of Proposals, Etc., and Lisa Thompson Graphic Design.

The MetroWest Nonprofit Network, a 501(c) (3), strengthens local nonprofit organizations by improving interagency communication, sharing ideas and information, and providing expertise on topics of mutual interest. Run by a volunteer board of directors, MWNN serves nonprofit agencies and their boards from more than 100 cities and towns in the greater MetroWest region..

The organization serves primarily small to medium-sized nonprofits with operating budgets under $2 million, and often much less. For more information on MWNN programs, visit www.metrowestnonprofit.org.

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